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Average temperatures give way to fast warm-up in Sacramento

More scenes such as this one on the American River at Discovery Park in Sacramento on April 23 could be in store with the quick arrival of high temperatures that are far above average for this time of year in the region.
More scenes such as this one on the American River at Discovery Park in Sacramento on April 23 could be in store with the quick arrival of high temperatures that are far above average for this time of year in the region. mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

Abruptly rising temperatures mean a warm week ahead for Sacramento.

Sunday, with highs in the upper 70s throughout the region, is expected to be the last day of near-average temperatures for the area, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts the relative heat will last through the work week and into next weekend.

Overnight Sunday, temperatures will dip into the low to mid-50s, but come Monday, the mercury will rise to a predicted 87 degrees, forecaster Tom Dang said.

That’s about than 10 degrees above what is considered normal for this time of year, when high temperatures typically hover in the mid-70s.

A ridge of high pressure hanging over Northern California means the unseasonably warm weather will stick around throughout the week with predicted highs of mid- to high 80s.

Temperatures might taper off by a few degrees toward the end of the week, Dang said, but highs are expected to remain above 80 degrees.

Breezy conditions were expected to last through the end of Sunday, but as the week progresses, it will be still and dry.

Call The Bee’s Marissa Lang, (916) 321-1038. Follow her on Twitter at @Marissa_Jae.

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